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repeating problems need help
    #382071 - 08/30/01 10:35 AM (17 years, 4 months ago)

ive been using a pasturized straw substrate inocculated with crumbled pf cakes for the past few months...old timer style. every casing i make has the same results...within a week of inocculation the staw is fully colonized...and knit together so closely that i can lift the casing out of its tray and it come out as one huge block of solid mycelium and straw. i get one small flush...then the cake drys out and within a day or two it gets very soggy and turns to mush, and the myceluim on the casing layer turns a blue green and contams and it turns to a big mess. off a 10x12x3 1/2 inch casing im getting less the a half a dry ounce. how the hell can the casing go from rock solid and nearly dry to soaking wet and falling apart with only a light misting every few days. the humidity is a consistat 80-90%. gets plenty of fresh air. also what can i do to improve the size of my flushes> theres gotta be a way to fix this shit. i cant get more then one flush. i have one healthy casing left but its drying out..but im afraid to try and rehyrdrate it because it will turn to mush. someone help me

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Re: repeating problems need help [Re: yersodum]
    #382186 - 08/30/01 02:48 PM (17 years, 4 months ago)

Straw contaminates easier than manure.
Casing layer should never be dry or wet, it should be moist.

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